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jxLamb363's review of I Love My Kanken - www.ilovemykanken.com



Written on: 06/09/2017 by jxLamb363 (1 review written)

As someone who is weary of online shopping and scammers, I was hesitant to buy a fairly expensive backpack from a site than was not the official company.Especially since I don't do a lot of online shopping! However, do not let this deter you! Mykankenbag.com (used to I love my kanken)have a great site where there is a variety of Kankens to choose from and the payment process was very easy!

Due to the popularity of my order, it was out of stock but I could pre order it. I bought a pre-order on the 31st August and was immediately emailed with the transaction being sucessful and was emailed the receipt. I was really excited for this backpack and after two days, was anxious to know when it would be here so I contacted their customer service.

They got back to me pretty quick! In a day or two which I don't consider so bad since I can imagine they must receive a lot of inquiries. I was told when they would be in stock and when my purchase would be dispatched. Since I live in the UK, my order would be delivered by Royal Mail. Personally, I think the whole delivery system was great as I could check up on the royal mail site where my order was from the day of being dispatched.

Today I received my backpack (it's the 6th August. So it took a week! Not bad!) and it's exactly what I wanted. Kanken backpack in classic in the colour Ochre. It looks great and is good quality. It came flat and in double plastic packaging. The front pocket is quite wrinkled but I reckon, due to the material, that it will flatten out with use.

I'm using this backpack for school however and because I like to carry a lot (doing A Levels) I would recommend for others in the same situation to consider a bag of a bigger size such as the 13" laptop or Maxi. The Classic is universal size and I can definitely still use it for days when I have less to carry!

Only queries with the bag:

The side pockets aren't that great. I'm used to my Karrimor backpack with the stretchy side pockets. I can just about fit a small umbrella in the side pocket but it takes room in the inside too. I will have to purcahse a slim water bottle too since I would prefer not to have the waterbottle inside. Maybe Fjallraven could consider coming out with a line that has better side pockets to maximise space?

I struggled to put much stuff in the front pocket as it's quite a tight fit and I could barely reach my hand in. FTW: I don't have big hands!

If this is your first time buying a Kanken bag (as it is for me) the zips might be bit of a fuss due to the shape of the bag. When I first tried to unzip the bag, I had to fold the material covering the zips back a little to try and get it to move. Now it's moving a lot better so I think it just takes some getting used to using the bag.

OVERALL! It's a great bag. Can't wait to use it for school and hikes. If there's anyone out there that is stuck between Warm Yellow and Ochre, Ochre is still a fairly yellow colour but more on the mustard muted side. I think it will depend on your preference on how bright you want your bag to be as Warm Yellow is a very bright yellow.

Now I'm just waiting for some pins to add to my Kanken!

Hope my review is helpful. I will definitely be using MyKankenBag.com for any future purchases. :)

  • Classic Kanken in Oche - £67 (as I used the discount they had for signing up with their newsletter)

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